Society of London Theatre (SOLT)

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The Olivier Awards with MasterCard are presented annually by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), but what exactly is SOLT?

Originally founded as the Society Of West End Theatre Managers by Sir Charles Wyndham in 1908, its name was changed to Society of London theatre in 1994 to reflect its widening industry remit.

SOLT is the organisation that represents the producers, theatre owners and managers of the major commercial and grant-aided theatres in central London. Its members are drawn from both the commercial and grant aided sectors including the four great ‘National Companies’ as well as affiliate members drawn from subsidised companies outside of the West End.

In addition to organising London theatre’s most prestigious awards, SOLT runs London’s famous TKTS ticket booth in Leicester Square and administers the national Theatre Tokens scheme.

SOLT runs a variety of high profile theatre initiatives including Kids Week and Get Into London Theatre as well as Stage One, which supports and funds the next generation of theatre talent.

It produces a variety of publications including the Official London Theatre Guide and a range of websites including the UK’s leading theatre website

It also works tirelessly on industrial affairs, offers legal advice to its members and campaigns on behalf of the industry.

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